2014 Newsletters

December 2014

Sherrie Swensen Our guest speaker for our November general meeting was our Salt Lake County Clerk, Sherrie Swensen. We were treated to an enlightening discussion of the changes and challenges that have occurred in the voting processes and other County...

November 2014

Beowulf Julie Boyden, someone who has learned enough of the Anglo-Saxon language to translate the oldest English story ever told, Beowulf , told us how her interest in Tolkien led to the Anglo Saxon language. She read to us from her translation of...

October 2014

More on Climate Justice Polluted air disproportionately affects the poor, the disenfranchised and Salt Lake City. It threatens everything we love. A United Nations Climate Summit occurred the last week of September. The Sunday before about 400,000...

September 2014

Save Our Canyons At our July meeting, Alex Schmidt, one of only two full-time employees at Save Our Canyons (www.saveourcanyons.org ) spoke to us about their work. Almost everyone else in the organization who is “dedicated to protecting the beauty a...

July 2014

American Atheist Convention Chapter members Sally Jo Fuller and Robert Frahm attended the recent Atheist Conference in Salt Lake City. Here is the third report from their experiences. Carrying on a conversation with someone you do not know is...

June 2014

American Atheist Convention Chapter members Sally Jo Fuller and Robert Frahm attended the recent Atheist Conference in Salt Lake City. Here is the second report from their experiences. Why would an ordained minister accept an offer to speak at...

May 2014

American Atheist Convention Chapter members Sally Jo Fuller and Robert Frahm attended the recent Atheist Conference in Salt Lake City. Here is a report from their experiences. At this time, I will just give a short summary of this incredible experience....

April 2014

An Imperfect Book What follows is an abridged report, the complete text is available on our website. At our regular monthly meeting on Thursday, March 13, Earl Wunderli, a longtime member of our chapter, spoke about his recently published...

March 2014

Darwin Day 2014 I had a great time at our seventh Darwin Day celebration. As I often say, it is always enjoyable to meet with like-minded people to advocate for science or to promote other worthy causes. When you combine good food, like-minded people...

February 2014

Art and Activism With wit and wisdom, Charles L. Frost, aka Sister Dottie, entertained, enlightened and provoked our January meeting audience. His stated purpose was hoping that his LIFE as an ARTIST and ACTIVIST would be of some value. A wise friend...

January 2014

Freedom of Marriage in Utah On December 20, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge Robert J. Shelby struck down Utah’s ban on same-sex couples from marrying, declaring that the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection and due pro...